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Yamani: ‘No New Moves to Issue U.N. Resolution after Houthi Council’ | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Riyadh-Yemen’s Ambassador to the United Nations Khalid Al-Yamani explained that no moves are taking place in New York regarding the issuance of a new decision on Yemen after Houthis’ decided to establish a military and political council to run the country.

Yamani said that U.N. resolution 2216 is enough to solve the country’s crisis.

In a statement to Asharq Al-Awsat, Yamani said: “There isn’t any intention to issue a new resolution on condemning Houthis and followers of ousted Ali Saleh, especially after the latest unconstitutional move to establish a military and political council to run the country. Implementing U.N. resolution 2216 will make huge progress in solving the country’s crisis.”

Regarding the participation of some U.N. representatives in the ceremony of the so-called “political and military council,” Yamani confirmed that a strong-worded letter of complaint was sent to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, which holds a great responsibility in not supporting the coup militants.

Yamani also tackled some recent developments that came in line with withdrawing of “Doctors without Borders” organization of its doctors from Yemen following false claims about targeting some hospitals there.

He noted that Houthis were and still are using the name of Doctors without Borders organization to provoke international uproar, reiterating that there is a problem in work of U.N. organizations in Sanaa and this was explained several times for the Secretary General’s office.

Notably, the organization announced last week that it had withdrawn its employees from six hospitals north Yemen.

Meanwhile, the Arab coalition that supports the legitimate party in Yemen expressed its regret for the organization’s decision to withdraw its doctors, expressing its appreciation for all what the organization has done for Yemenis.